The News in Modern Standard Arabic

The News in Modern Standard Arabic

(1 customer review)

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PDF eBook


B1, B2


210 pages



YouTuber Arabic teacher Ahmad ElKhodary presents 25 interesting news stories from around the world for reading and listening practice and discussion in Modern Standard Arabic.

The News in Modern Standard Arabic is a much-needed stepping stone for lower-intermediate learners of Arabic who are interested in–but not yet ready to tackle–media Arabic. The book introduces a variety of topics that will take you beyond everyday vocabulary and help you discuss the news and express yourself intelligently in Arabic.

The materials in this book are suitable for independent learners and those studying with the guidance of a teacher. The articles are each presented in four formats–with and without diacritics (tashkeel), as audio tracks, and in translation–to help you with your learning goals.

Each unit is organized as follows:

  • The Main Text (without tashkeel)
  • Key Words (with a translation matching exercise)
  • The Article (with tashkeel)
  • Comprehension Questions
  • Discussion Questions
  • Expressions and Structures (a multiple-choice exercise)
  • Answer Key (with an English translation of the article)
  • Notes (a lined page for you to take notes at the end of each unit)

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1 review for The News in Modern Standard Arabic

  1. Lyubo

    Lyubo (verified owner)

    I’ve just purchased and went through the book. I’m really satisfied with my new purchase. A really great job, Ahmad. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn media Arabic.

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